Using the upright bike

Note: These exercises were part of a demonstration session led by expert accredited exercise physiologist Beth Sheehan for IC2A and are intended for general guidance. Individuals should always consult their health or exercise professional to ensure these exercises are appropriate for their own use.

Download exercises for individuals with lower limb prosthetics information sheet 3 – using the upright bike

See images 3, 3a, and 3b – demonstrated by Geir Bornkessel, Momentum, Norway.

Image 3
Image 3a
Image 3b
  • Bikes are great for low impact and return to exercise.
  • They assist with knee mobility and range of movement.
  • An upright bike is great for someone who has a microprocessing knee or is a below knee amputee but does require you to activate your quads and hamstrings (front and back of thigh muscles).
  • You may not be able to do a full cycle on the first attempt until you build up your muscle strength and power. Try half cycles backwards and forwards.
  • Ensure your seat is at an appropriate height to enable rotations.

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